Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Iron Turkeys--A Thanksgiving Tale


Thankful for another year of good health and plenty, 7000 Pilgrims met in Houston to trot---before consuming mass quantities of calories and watching obese men fight over an oblong ball on their high definition television sets.


Some of the Pilgrims were trotting for the first time ever--even though they had a sore knee and probably felt pressured by the Iron Patriarchy to suck it up buttercup and do it anyway because she had done all the training before taking her freak fall with the blown out flip flop.


But the Pilgrims also had support from friends and family.


And, like the first Thanksgiving, the Native Americans participated with their Anglo friends.


At first the Anglos were concerned that the Native Americans might be hostile.


But the Native Americans were friendly and helped the Pilgrims with their race gear and timing chips and such---before running a 37 minute 10K.

Yeah, those Indians are fast and used to run distance for the local U.


And Superpounce ran across the line with Mrs. Pilgrim just like it was an Ironman. Pilgrim ran all the way, all 5ks.


Fe-lady said...

Congratulations to Mrs. Greyhound's first 5k...and I bet it won't be her last!
Way to go!

Unknown said...

Way to go Pilgrim!!! (I'm sure if I said this aloud it would have a very John Wayne type inflection.)
Well done.

Unknown said...

AWESOME!!! Way to go Mrs. Greyhound!!!

Anonymous said...

!!! Totally great. Tell her congrats from me...

21stCenturyMom said...

Kudos to the Mrs. and SP.

A 37 minute 10K?? Whoa - that is impressive

Unknown said...


way to go!!

CoachLiz said...

YAHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. G (P?) and Superpounce on a spectacular showing at the Iron Turkey event.

Those were some HOT natives!

Garry said...

Way to go Mrs.G! Despite all the apparent hazards associated with the race you did it! Good for you.

Brent Buckner said...

Good times - congrats to all!

Bigun said...

that's very cool. Congrats!

Supalinds said...

A little late to comment, but, WAY TO GO Mama Greyhound!